Storm of Time
by Eleanor Dark
Part 2 of The Timeless Land Trilogy
Angus & Robertson, 1980, ISBN 0207143803, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners inscription on front endpaper, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear (see photographs)
“Storm of Time, the second volume in Eleanor Dark’s magnificent Timeless Land Trilogy takes up the story of Australian settlement three years after the departure of Phillip. Hunter, King and Bligh follow as Governors and each in turn is faced with the improbably task of building a settlement. Each in turn faces the challenge with confidence. Each in turn is borne down and overwhelmed by it. They are not only faced with the problems of a starving colony in a terrifyingly difficult new world but are also confronted by and made victim of the rum coterie – that monopoly led by Macarthur which had taken hold of the country’s currency and trade.
Skilfully interwoven with historic events is the continued saga of the Mannion family and of the Prentices, Ellen and her troubled son Johnny. Stephen Mannion, the Irish landed proprietor of the Nepean, marries the lively and lovely Conor Moore and brings her from Ireland to this harsh new land. Johnny Prentice goes native yet re-emerges to face his old master in one last moving and tragic confrontation.”